Profile view of blue 2019 VW Atlas in driveway

What is the recommended oil type for the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas?

Strong, durable and heaps of fun to drive, the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas is a clear frontrunner in the SUV market in just about every regard. It’s only able to perform to its full potential, however, when you have the right lubricant inside its engine, and that’s where we come in. You’re probably wondering “What is the recommended oil type for the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas?” and we’ve got your answer today!

2019 Volkswagen Atlas optimal oil viscosity and capacities

Before we begin, we should let you know that synthetic oil builds are the only types on today’s market that are fully compatible with the 2019 Atlas. For maximum performance potential, we recommend that you put oil with a viscosity grade of SAE 0W-30 inside – be sure that it also meets specification VW 502 00, or VW 504 00 if the former is not available.


Rear view of blue 2019 VW Atlas


If you’re planning on changing your engine’s oil yourself, you’ll want to get enough to do the job completely – if your Atlas has a 3.6L engine, its full capacity will be 5.5 liters with a filter. For 2.0L four-cylinder Atlas models, you have 4.7 liters (again with a filter) to work with.

Of course, this is only an estimation, and your oil needs will vary depending on the trim and engine that your Atlas is outfitted with. So, to get a more accurate recommendation, we encourage you to check your owner’s manual, which can be found online as well as in your vehicle.


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